In which cases would the i7 (13´) be worth it?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by andilubio, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. andilubio macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2008
    Hi, I am already debating if I want the i5 or the i7...

    I actually have a mbp 5,5 2,26ghz 4gb ram, 60gb SSD+160gb optibay and applecare left for 1 more year.

    I´m not sure for what its worth what those extra 300$ would mean... here comes the tricky part. I would be getting it probably when the back to school promo kicks in and might be my last chance to do so as I´m ending college life soon.

    Im guessing on the long run the i7 would be a better fit?

    I dont do heavy gaming...maybe some AoE 3 and pretty much it... but would love to try and get some 1080p video editing done(the actual mbp cant get it done, normally use a win7 Q6600).

    I would also consider getting in the summer the SSD addition since I guess after having it now wont be able to live with out it.

    (done some research and didn´t find the actual question i had ok, so dont kill me with "search" type related answers :))

  2. Naimfan macrumors 68040


    Jan 15, 2003
    I'd get the base 15" instead of the i7. Quad core, discrete graphics, larger screen. Either that or go with the i5 and upgrade RAM and HD.

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